Research into Layton’s collection

Research projects are gradually adding to our knowledge of Layton and our understanding of the collection. These include discoveries made during the audit of the book, map and print collections at Hounslow Library and specific research projects by Museum of London staff and others into the archaeology and ethnography collections.

Research papers:

Layton’s Maori Treasure Box – a documentation report by Rosamund Currie, Glynn Davis, Catherine Elliott, Umaporn Kruekamwang and Raquel Pinto

Reassembling the Artificial Curiosities of a Victorian Antiquarian by Glynn Davis MA

Contemporary newspaper accounts of the bequest can be found here:

Moving Layton’s Collection to Brentford Library 26 Sept 1913

A Brentford Treasure House 5 Sept 1915